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European Poetry Festival : Liverpool Camarade

6 July 2024

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Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May 2024

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JOURNEY TO EDEN @ DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY

6 May - 12 May 2024

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MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE. Screening and a panel discussion

9 May 2024

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Casey Orr artist talk and SEPN North West meet-up

18 May 2024

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Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024

Exhibitions

National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024

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Open Source 28: Sam Patton – Room to Breathe @ Digital Window Gallery

10 April - 18 May 2024

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Forward, Together @ Wigan & Leigh Archives, Leigh Town Hall

23 March - 28 September 2024

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As She Likes It: Christine Beckett @ The Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

1 March - 30 June 2024

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Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024

PLATFORM: ISSUE 6

26 March 2024

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Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024

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Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

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PLATFORM: ZINE LAUNCH EVENT

21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

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CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

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We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

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Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

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Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February - 31 May 2024

Open Source #27: Saffron Lily – In The Absence of Formal Ground @ Digital Window Gallery

6 February - 31 March 2024

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Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

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Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

29 February 2024

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Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

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Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

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Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

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Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

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Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

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We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

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Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

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End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

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Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

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Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

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Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

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Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

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Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

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Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

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Force For Nature Exhibition

27 March - 28 March 2024

Voices of Nature: Interactive Performances

28 March 2024

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Sum of All Parts: Symposium

27 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024

18 January - 31 March 2024

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MA Socially engaged photography Open Day event

1 February 2023

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Tish: Special screening and Q&A

13 December 2023

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Book Launch: A Look At A New Perspective

23 November 2023

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Community workshops @ Ellesmere Port Library

6 November - 5 February 2024

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Book Launch: ‘544m’ By Kevin Crooks

30 November 2023

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Bernice Mulenga @ Open Eye Gallery Atrium Space

17 November - 17 December 2023

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LOOK PHOTO BIENNIAL 2022 @ WIGAN AND LEIGH

9 December - 5 February 2023

OPEN EYE HUB IN LEIGH SPINNERS MILL

AND

CASTLEFIELD GALLERY NEW ART SPACES: WIGAN

(closed for Christmas holidays 18 December – 4 January)

 

Open Eye Gallery and Wigan Council are pleased to announce that the LOOK Photo Biennial will be taking place across different venues in Wigan and Leigh this December 2022. 

The exhibitions are part of the Open Eye Hub, a space to champion local voices and collaboration between communities of Wigan and Leigh and the wider photography community based in the UK and beyond. The hub will be a space to share ideas, bring people together, and through photography, explore and communicate the urgent themes and issues of our times.

WAYS OF LIVING ARCHIVE: SEE CHANGE 

Opening in the new Horrocks Gallery in Leigh Spinners Mill will be an exhibition of photography from the Ways of Living archive and photography from Wigan & Leigh College Students. A preview of this exhibition will also be on display in the windows of the Castlefield New Art Spaces: Wigan. 

The show has been co-curated by two local, early career arts professionals, Sara Lawlor, and Hannah Tipping, working alongside curator Mario Popham and Producer Charlie Booth. As part of their role with the Open Eye Hub, the Community Fellows researched and selected pieces from the archive that resonated with them and that reflected issues they felt were relevant to local Wigan borough audiences. 

With the warming world impacting every corner of the globe, a sea change is necessary in our attitudes to nature and our place within it. One of the challenges of the changing climate is its scale and complexity, which requires us to connect our everyday lived experience with events unfolding on our screens in distant, disparate parts of the world.

The photographic projects in See Change, made by artists working in northern Britain and abroad, emphasises this interconnectedness of climate-based issue. The exhibition shifts the focus from the apocalyptic imagery that makes up much of the media coverage of the issue, instead directing our gaze towards the quieter stories of people and communities adapting to and anticipating a changing world. 

The photographic archive was established by Then There Was Us and Open Eye Gallery and was originally produced as an online platform. The archive addressed the urgent issue of climate change and the many ways in which people are adapting to a rapidly changing world. 

Artists exhibiting in the See Change exhibition include: 

SIMON BRAY / KATIE MCCRAW / JOSHUA TURNER / GABRIEL FERNANDEZ / EDWIN HUDDLESTON / CHARLOTTE DOBSON 

Artists from the Wigan & Leigh College with work in the exhibition include: 

MILLY GALLAGHER / LEAH FARRIMOND / PHOEBE BURNS / HANNAH BATE / ALICE BALKWILL / JAMES MCLELLAND / HOLLIE WARHUST 

Exhibition opening times: 

The Horrocks Gallery will be open from 11am 4pm, Wed Sat each week. It will close for the Christmas holidays on the 18th December 2022 and reopen on 4th January 2023.

Venues: 

  • The Horrocks Gallery, Leigh Spinners Mill, Leigh, WN7 2LB
  • Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces: Wigan, Grand Arcade, 23 Crompton Street, Wigan, WN1 1BH

 

Image: Charlotte Dobson

OPEN EYE HUB IN LEIGH SPINNERS MILL

AND

CASTLEFIELD GALLERY NEW ART SPACES: WIGAN

(closed for Christmas holidays 18 December – 4 January)

 

Open Eye Gallery and Wigan Council are pleased to announce that the LOOK Photo Biennial will be taking place across different venues in Wigan and Leigh this December 2022. 

The exhibitions are part of the Open Eye Hub, a space to champion local voices and collaboration between communities of Wigan and Leigh and the wider photography community based in the UK and beyond. The hub will be a space to share ideas, bring people together, and through photography, explore and communicate the urgent themes and issues of our times.

WAYS OF LIVING ARCHIVE: SEE CHANGE 

Opening in the new Horrocks Gallery in Leigh Spinners Mill will be an exhibition of photography from the Ways of Living archive and photography from Wigan & Leigh College Students. A preview of this exhibition will also be on display in the windows of the Castlefield New Art Spaces: Wigan. 

The show has been co-curated by two local, early career arts professionals, Sara Lawlor, and Hannah Tipping, working alongside curator Mario Popham and Producer Charlie Booth. As part of their role with the Open Eye Hub, the Community Fellows researched and selected pieces from the archive that resonated with them and that reflected issues they felt were relevant to local Wigan borough audiences. 

With the warming world impacting every corner of the globe, a sea change is necessary in our attitudes to nature and our place within it. One of the challenges of the changing climate is its scale and complexity, which requires us to connect our everyday lived experience with events unfolding on our screens in distant, disparate parts of the world.

The photographic projects in See Change, made by artists working in northern Britain and abroad, emphasises this interconnectedness of climate-based issue. The exhibition shifts the focus from the apocalyptic imagery that makes up much of the media coverage of the issue, instead directing our gaze towards the quieter stories of people and communities adapting to and anticipating a changing world. 

The photographic archive was established by Then There Was Us and Open Eye Gallery and was originally produced as an online platform. The archive addressed the urgent issue of climate change and the many ways in which people are adapting to a rapidly changing world. 

Artists exhibiting in the See Change exhibition include: 

SIMON BRAY / KATIE MCCRAW / JOSHUA TURNER / GABRIEL FERNANDEZ / EDWIN HUDDLESTON / CHARLOTTE DOBSON 

Artists from the Wigan & Leigh College with work in the exhibition include: 

MILLY GALLAGHER / LEAH FARRIMOND / PHOEBE BURNS / HANNAH BATE / ALICE BALKWILL / JAMES MCLELLAND / HOLLIE WARHUST 

Exhibition opening times: 

The Horrocks Gallery will be open from 11am 4pm, Wed Sat each week. It will close for the Christmas holidays on the 18th December 2022 and reopen on 4th January 2023.

Venues: 

  • The Horrocks Gallery, Leigh Spinners Mill, Leigh, WN7 2LB
  • Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces: Wigan, Grand Arcade, 23 Crompton Street, Wigan, WN1 1BH

 

Image: Charlotte Dobson

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